Brilliant Bayern Condemn Chelsea To 7-1 Aggregate Defeat  (Sky Sports)

Bayern Munich 4 Chelsea 1

Robert LewandowskiBayern proved far too strong for Chelsea again as Robert Lewandowski starred in a 4-1 win at the Allianz Arena (7-1 on aggregate) to reach the Champions League quarter-final.

Chelsea had a mountain to climb even before Bayern raced into a two-goal lead through Robert Lewandowski's penalty (10) and Ivan Perisic's simple finish (24), but the Blues clawed back some pride with Tammy Abraham's close-range goal from Manuel Neuer's error (44).

Lewandowski, who had assisted Perisic, made the third goal for Bayern too, crossing for the unmarked sub Corentin Tolisso to finish from close range (76), and the Polish striker hit his 53rd of the season with an emphatic header (83).

Bayern will now play Barcelona in the quarter-final on Friday in Lisbon, with the winners of that game facing either Manchester City or Lyon on August 19 in the semi-final.

Frank Lampard's promising first season at Chelsea finishes with two disappointing defeats, following their FA Cup final loss last weekend, while it will take a fine team to stop Bayern in Lisbon as the Champions League reaches a unique finale.

How Lewandowski and Bayern breezed past Chelsea again

The more optimistic Chelsea fans had reason to be hopeful after sensational comebacks from English teams in last year's competition, but this was a step too far for Lampard's men against a Bayern side who attacked at will.

Bayern won a penalty early on as Lewandowski was found through on goal; he rounded Willy Caballero, was hauled down, and though offside was initially given, VAR found Emerson was playing him onside. Lewandowski stepped up and perfectly found the corner for his 52nd goal in all competitions this season.

It was soon 2-0 as Bayern somehow found themselves four vs two in the final third, allowing Lewandowski to feed Perisic on the right of the box unmarked, and he slotted low into the right corner of the goal past Caballero.

Chelsea were struggling to get a grip of the game, but thought they'd halved the deficit on the night through Callum Hudson-Odoi's curling effort from 20 yards, only for VAR to find Abraham offside. But Abraham did make up for it a minute before the break, tapping home from close range after Neuer had made a hash of Emerson's low cross.

Mason Mount tested Neuer from an angle after the break, but the better chances kept falling to Bayern as Kurt Zouma brilliantly before Thomas Muller got his footing wrong as he struck into the ground and over the bar from close range.

Bayern moved up a gear in the closing stages as Lewandowski contributed to their third, finding Tolisso completely unmarked in-between the static Emerson and Zouma, and the Frenchman did the rest, piling into the net from close range.

Lewandowski, who had a hand in all seven goals across the two legs, rounded off the victory with a thumping header late on, climbing above his own men to convert into the right corner from an Alvaro Odriozola cross.

The result means Chelsea conceded seven goals in a two-legged European tie for the first time, and they've shipped 22 goals since football's restart in June. Only Norwich (25) have conceded more from the 2019/20 Premier League sides.

What's next?

Quarter-final draw in full

Atalanta vs PSG (August 12)
RB Leipzig vs Atletico Madrid (August 13)
Barcelona vs Bayern (August 14)
Manchester City vs Lyon (August 15)

Semi-final draw

Manchester City or Lyon vs Barcelona or Bayern Munich (August 19)
RB Leipzig or Atletico Madrid vs Atalanta or Paris Saint-Germain (August 18)


Sunday August 23

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Bayern Munich Neuer (c), Kimmich (Odriozola 71), Boateng (Sule 63), Alaba, Davies, Goretzka, Thiago (Tolisso 71), Muller, Gnabry (Martinez 81), Perisic (Coutinho 64), Lewandowski
Subs Not Used Cuisance, Hernandez, Ulreich, Hoffmann, Tillman, Musiala, Arrey-Mbi
Goals Lewandowski 10 (pen), 84, Perisic 24, Tolisso 76

Chelsea Caballero, James, Christensen, Zouma, Emerson, Kovacic, Kante (c), Barkley, Mount, Hudson-Odoi, Abraham (Giroud 81)
Subs Not Used Kepa, Cumming, Rudiger, Tomori, Batshuayi, Broja, Lawrence, Maatsen, Bate, Simeu
Booked Caballero, Emerson
Goals Abraham 44

Attendance 0

Referee Ovidiu Hategan (Rou)

VAR Massimiliano Irrati (ITA)

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